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  CW    Eyewitness News Weekend Edition    News  News/Business. Ann  
   Notarangelo, Lawrence Karnow, Kim Coyle. (CC)  

    August 15, 2010
    10:00 - 10:30pm PDT  

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over everybody" hundreds of racing fans watch in pipe bombs big enough to kill police make an arrest. >> you see the truck roll over. >> hundreds of racing fans watch in horror as a stunt goes out of control. the change to keep it from happening again we're all frustrated and we're all really scared. >> nearly 2 dozen people burned out of their homes, the challenge of getting them help that they desperately need. got notebook paper, pencils, 24 pencils for hike $2. back the school rush is on but in a tough economy how are parents really spending their money. the news starts now. good evening. i'm julie watts and has the night off. three pipe bombs found in one east bay park had a
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neighborhood on edge tonight police make an arrest. don knapp with how police caught him >> reporter: a tip and follow- up investigation led them to a 31-year-old concord man they say is responsible for building the three pipe bombs found at the park. this picture shows detonation by police of a third of these pipe bombs found last month at new haul park. today special enforcement teams arrested 31-year-old timothy david wilson as he left his home in the 5500 block of montana drive. >> we determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance they arrested him for that. they contacted a judge in contra costa county and secured a search warrant. >> reporter: police say they found bomb making terse and other evidence they claim is consistent with the pipe bombs found at new hall park.
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>> recovered gun powder, black powder slipped cal metal tubes inert pipe bomb that had nothing in it. >> reporter: after the first bombs were found has month search crews scoured new hall parka head of a soccer tournament planned for the following weekend. >> anyone could have picked up the device and caused a severe injury. for our standpoint it's important to get this person into custody. >> reporter: wilson is in contra costa county jail charged with possessing destructive device agency around materials to make them and drug charges. a neighbor told costa costa times she told the police there's guns and dogs and battering rams. don, thank you. authorities say there are no plans to arrest the driver of a truck that plowed into a crowd at an off road race in the mojave desert. 8 people killed 12 injured.
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the california 200 race took place last night in the lucerne valley a hundred miles northeast of los angeles. candice gibson with more on what witnesses say happened. >> reporter: video captured saturday night shows the off road truck before and after it sailed over a jump and careened into the crowd. >> as soon as he jumped over you saw the truck roll and rollover people. it was just happened too quickly to see anything but you just see the truck rollover everybody. >> reporter: right after the crash the graphic video shows chaotic scene. frantic spectators rushing to the victims their bodies scattered around the truck. >> the truck is coming down the hill. >> reporter: randall peterson lost his 24 year-old stepson zachary freeman in the crash. freeman's girlfriend left this memorial where he died with his shoes, sunglasses and hat. his stepfather was told freeman was injured but couldn't locate
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him at any area local hospital. at least 8 people killed a dozen others were injured including mike clark who dislocated his elbow. he lost two of his friends. >> just confused and sad. it's just tragic. >> reporter: the accident happened at the very beginning of the 200 mail race in which off road vehicles take jumps at speeds up to 80 miles an hour. this is a race course right here. as you can see there are no barriers set up for protection, which is often the case at races like these in the desert. some say that needs to change. >> there needs to be safety barriers to make sure every precaution is taken. >> reporter: the driver of the truck was not hurt. the highway patrol officer says he was forced to run from the accident because the crowd was so angry. the feds are now investigating a fire that gutted a post office in sonoma county. in fire burned for almost 7 hours yesterday. the fire chief says the flames
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were tough to fight because the fire made its way into the roof line of a building. at this point it's not clear how the fire started. two firefighters were injured, but are expected to be okay. last night's three-alarm fire in san francisco's mission district has left nearly 2 dozen people homeless. the fire broke out around 6:00 yesterday evening and damaged 3 buildings on run downplays and virginia owns ya street. the red cross found hotels for 8 of the displaced residents but 15 people from one building had been forced to camp out with friends. today some of them returned to get their belongings. >> it's a frustrating situation for everybody. we hope that our landlord and the city can help us fix things quickly so all of us can move back in and be safe and move on with life. >> the red cross says it's been difficult to find hotel rooms for the evacuees because of the big crowds in the city for the outside land festival. the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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donations have been pouring in from all over the country to help a south bay elementary school destroyed by fire last month. trace elementary will reopen tomorrow in spite of the fire that caused $10 million in damage. school officials say they have all the supplies they need now but they do still need cash donations. the fire destroyed 16 classrooms, a library and several offices. students will attend class in portable classrooms. any parent knows getting kids ready to go back to school can be very expensive. new clothes and school supplies can quickly add up to hundreds of dollars. as linda ye shows us in a tough economy this year some parents are doing their homework before they hit the stores. >> reporter: it's a crash course in economics, a dizzying array of pack to school sales. >> notebook about paper pencils. 24 pencils for like $2.
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and binders just the basics. pretty good price. >> reporter: pack to school shopping ranks as the second biggest consumer spending event behind christmas stores who want to win the shoppers must have the biggest sales and bargain hunting families do their homework. >> looking at all the sales and finding out what's the best store to go to. >> target had a sale or their school supplies 99 cents so that's good. walgreen's having a sale we'll go places like that. >> reporter: one cart of school supplies adds up. parents say they are spending an average of 2 to $300 per child, and that is just for the basics. nothing extra. it's another 2 to $300 counting clothing or electronics. according to the national retail federation total spending on school aged children is expected to top $21 billion this year. nancy alvarez is shopping for her younger sisters.
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it's harder this time because her father is unemployed. >> we're trying to do a budget to find cheaper things. >> how easy is that? >> it's not that hard. it's not really that hard if you know what to do. don't go for the expensive gel pens. and it's not that hard if you know how to shop. >> reporter: with the economy still sputtering schools are cutting back forcing parents to buy what used to be supplied. >> i'm really fortunate to still have a job. >> reporter: a new school year starts and the toughest lesson today will be separating the wants from the needs. >> what do you think? >> yeah. >> reporter: in daly city linda ye cbs 5. police staked out target and officemax today for a good cause. they asked shoppers to buy extra school supplies for needy
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kids which were then loaded into the back of their police cruisers. the donations will be used to fill hundreds of back packs for students in need. checking the headlines around the bay area. a bicyclist killed in a hit-and- run in san francisco has been identified as a 21-year-old german tourist. he was riding on the sonic avenue when he was hit by a mercedes the driver was booked on vehicle harman slaughter. this is the second german tourist killed in the city in less than a week. a 50-year-old woman was shot last sunday near union square. about 20 people turned out for a rally in dublin today in support of former bart police officer johanes messer lean he was vicinityed last month of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of oscar grant. some of the demonstrators were law enforcement officer or law enforcement families. a few counter protestors attended briefly but there were
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no confrontations. and that's the cast of forever plaid rehearsing the opening number for tonight's gala aids benefit in san francisco. help is on the way. it's the 16th year for the fundraiser which features performances from carol chang american idol contestants and broadway music all stars. the annual event raises money for several aids charities and organizers say there is still a significant need. >> people think that aids is almost over yesterday's news, but the reality is that the economy is taking a big toll. people with aids -- people are still getting aids people are still impacted by it. >> benefit organizers hope to raise a hundred thousand dollars. the alleged craiglist killer found dead in his jail cell. details of a double life police say he tried to hide coming up. pakistan underwater. how a bay area community is racing to help the victims of
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the devastating floods. kind of like a present or treasure hunt you don't know what's in it. >> a 65 million-year-old puzzle in the central valley. how scientists are trying to bring a giant predator back the life. i'm meteorologist low clouds and fog broke up a little bit around the bay area even out towards the coastline will that continue tomorrow. we'll talk about that coming up. [ male announcer ] when meg whitman arrived at ebay, they had 30 people and an idea. meg's job was to make it happen. it took leadership. focus. and the ability to bring people together. meg whitman delivered. named one of america's best ceo's by harvard business review, she grew ebay 15,000 strong
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while awaiting trial. john bentley with more on philip markoff's alleged crimes, and . >> alleged craigslist killer was found dead in ace jail cell while awaiting trial. john bentley with more on phillip more cough crimes. >> reporter: phillip more cough died behind bars sunday morning what massachusetts authorities called an apparent suicide. the 24-year-old boston university medical student was charged with the murder of gentleman lisa brisman who he met through the adults services section of craigslist. after burst ton went to markoff's boston hotel roomy tied her up and shot her. >> it appears miss brisman put up a fight she's. >> reporter: mark off was also charged in two other assaults that same week one in rhode island, the other in boston. both victims were also solicited occasion list. >> he said if you do
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everything you're asked no harm's going to come to you. i had about $800 in cash he grabbed that put that in his pocket. >> reporter: cbs news 48 hours mystery producer wrote a book about the crime spree called 7 days of rage. says while some teachers described mark off as brilliant the police investigation found he had a dark side. on one hand he was the perfect medical student a guy engaged to a beautiful woman. on the other hand he had a deviate sexual life where he joined a lot of alternative lifestyle web sites. >> reporter: but it wasn't all about sex for mark off. drowning in a sea of medical school debt and struggling with a gambling problem larosa says mark off simply needed the money. >> i talked to the two surviving women and both of them tell me he didn't even touch them in a sexual way. he was there to rob them. >> reporter: mark off had pleaded not guilty to all charges but was due to stand trial next march. >> i know that he had tried to kill himself twice in the past. it's still shocking when somebody goes through with it.
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>> reporter: the mark off case has led to calls for craigslist to completely drop adult services. craigslist refused. and instead said they would monitor that site themselves looking for any sign of illegal activity like prostitution. according to one internet monitoring service adult ads constitute more than one-third of craigslist revenue. john bentley cbs news new york. it's the worst flooding pakistan has ever seen. more than 1600 people have been killed, at least 2 million are homeless. millions more need food, shelter and watter. you n. secretary surveyed the damage by air. he called it beyond imagination. and urged for donors to get aid to the country as quick as possible. a group of young pakistani professionals in the south bay were quick to come to the aid of those flood victims they raised money at a dinner in san jose to mark the end of their muslim ramadan fest.
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the group says it will continue with orphaned raising events in the coming weeks. it's estimated that billions of dollars will be needed for reconstruction. time for a check of the forecast. mr. lawrence what's it lag like for the work week. >> coming up and down we're going to go up first that's the good news folks we're going to see a little more sunshine. of course it's been unusually cool all summer long. out there tonight we are seeing a couple of patches fog starting to trickle along the coastline. think they will fill in overnight tonight. but not going to be kite quite as thick. last night at this time we've looking in fog salinas valley part of the eastbound. we're seeing high pressure build in and it's heading out of town again. let's enjoy that sunshine going to see more of it as we head into tomorrow afternoon. had a glimpse early on today. tomorrow partial clearing out
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towards the beaches. lots of sunshine fog early on temperatures in the 60s to upper 7s 0. places like antioch and present wood. numbers around the bay area. 60 degrees in san jose, 56 in san rafael 54 degrees patchy fog in pacifica. 104 in redding. 80s and 90s here as we head in toward the afternoon we're not done with the low pressure area just yet. you got high pressure steak in for a day. high pressure moves in behind it that's going to warm things up. low moving toward the coast during the middle of the week that is going to deepen the marine layer more low clouds and fog cooler temperatures toward the bay area. numbers around the bay area tomorrow going to be cool out towards the beaches. fog going to take some time to burn off. less thick than what we had
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yelled. more sunshine on the way. temperatures as a result coming up a few more degrees aol cool out towards the coast. 50s and 60s out towards the beaches. how about 70s and 80s inside the bay warmer morgan and gilroy. 88 brentwood antioch. north bay temperatures start out with patchy fog comfortable as we head in toward the afternoon. no major heat wave on the horizontal open. we're going to cool those temperatures down as we look toward the middle of the week some places lucky to sneak out of the 70s as we head toward thursday and friday. looks like we'll stale rather cool at least for the next 5 to 7 days. same story played over and over and over again. >> i feel like the extended forecast keeps getting cooler and cooler. >> looks like it. >> i swear there were some 90s out this 90s turned to 80s. >> we're going to do the same this week. >> it could be a lot worse. >> absolutely. >> could be a heat wave. thanks lawrence. putting the pieces together 65
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million years later. the big fossil find in the central valley and what it could reveal. fossils that are with high-speed internet from at&t,
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together. >> reporter: here inside a laboratory at cal state they are trying to he can tract fossilized a remains of a giant aquatic lizard and she believes it's 65 million years old. >> this was on the left side and on the right side. >> reporter: susan bowman likes buzz also. >> you're taking the pieces putting them together. >> reporter: it's a good thing she does because right now she has the task of completing the largest puzzle she's ever seen. >> as you're digging through it's kind of like a present or treasure hunt you don't know what's in this rock and all of a sudden here's a bone. >> reporter: she has been disseveral what began as a 400 block of shale in western fresno county. >> it's hard to believe all these little pieces came from that. the reason why they use plaster on around this 400-pound brick all of these little pieces of shale are fragile. >> reporter: the u. s. bureau
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of land management have recovered fossils. a lizard that may have been 60 feet long probably the largest pretty for of all times. >> it's unusual for california. >> reporter: her goal is to assemble as much of the remains as she can. >> cleaning the bones glue them back together. >> reporter: and bring the creature back to life. >> it's the ultimate jigsaw puzzle. >> reporter: bowman tells me she would like to return to the site at some point to find more of the creature she has her heart set on finding its skull. >> that's linda reporting. the lizard will eventually go into a collection at uc berkeley where it will be used for research. indianapolis where the 49ers look for their first preseason victory and we have the pennant race giants and padres all coming up in the
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sports minute next.
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. hello everybody from indianapolis we'll start with baseball where the giants with a win over the padres could pull to within 1.5 of san diego in the national league west. christian start the clock. tim lincecum had his second straight rough outing as miguel tejada drives in two. lincecum goes 3 and two-thirds. gives up five earned runs. giants fall 8-2 they are 3.5- back of the padres. the a's scored only 5 runs. slow he was finished after 7 and a high pitch count.
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the a's broke up the no hitter but they lose 4-2 that finish that road trip 1-5. the 49ers kicked off the preseason schedule in indianapolis. alec smith was not very sharp he throws one behind a wide open open vernon davis. after spotting the colts 10- lead the reserves got the job done. ignited by this reggie smith 91- yard interception return for a touchdown. the 49ers bite the colts 37-17. at the pga championship 25-year- old martin timer out has bubba watson with a three hole playoff. game day on location tonight from lucas oil stadium we'll see you then. and that does it for the eyewitness news at 10:00. remember the news is always on cbs 5.com and half hour we'll see you over on cbs 5. >> goodnight. [ male announcer ] when meg whitman arrived at ebay,
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